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12Jun
JUNE 10, 2019: MAPS OF SAN FRANCISCO AT COVINGTON
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A Pop-Up Exhibit on the Cartographic History of San Francisco at Covington & Burling, San Francisco: 53 maps, on the 53rd floor of the Salesforce Tower, from 1507 to present, that tell the story of San Francisco. Highlights include: first map of America, California as an island, the 1906 Earthquake, and the “fill” of San Francisco Bay.

Speakers: Jim Schein and Tom Paper

Google slide document of the maps included in the exhibit: via this link

Video of presentation by Tom Paper and Jim Schein (47 min): via this link

Video of maps as set up in the Covington offices in Salesforce tower (1 min): via this link

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16Apr
April 18, 2019: Pop-up Exhibit: 45 Maps of San Francisco
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45 maps, from 1507 to present, that tell the story of San Francisco.  Highlights include: first map of America, California as an island, the 1906 Earthquake, and the “fill” of San Francisco Bay.

Speakers:  Jim Schein and Tom Paper

PPT Presentation: via this link

Photos: via this link

Videos: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

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31Oct
OCTOBER 31, 2019: NW GIS CONFERENCE – COMBINING DISPARATE DATASETS TO GET THE DATA YOU NEED
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Steve presented at the NorthWest GIS User Conference on the topic of combining disparate datasets in Bremerton, WA on October 31, 2018.

Abstract: Do you ever struggle to find the exact GIS data that you want? Do you get frustrated that available datasets aren’t granular enough or are redacted in a way that isn’t actionable? We live in the Big Data revolution, so why should we give up if we don’t find the exact GIS data that we are looking for? In this session, we will explore the idea that to get the GIS data you want, one dataset, you may need to employ and combine multiple datasets. To demonstrate this, we have a case study on enhancing international wealth and demographic data, although this approach can apply to any GIS dataset and to any GIS industry.

*You can read the rest of the abstract, here.

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09Mar
March 7-9, 2018: NAIS Conference, Mission-driven data visualization- Compelling dashboards that transform student learning in real time
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Conference Workshop Presented by Webster Pacific Consultant Daniel Saniski

Many schools possess extensive data, but struggle to produce insights that fuel student success. At Avenues: The World School, we have codified our goals by defining the essential skills of a graduate, and use a wide variety of data to measure these goals in a systematic fashion. Our dashboarding system, co-created with Webster Pacific, is used to report student performance and growth against these goals in real time, allowing us to visually measure success across many years, answer important research questions, and communicate effectively with diverse audiences. In this session, we’ll show how we use data visualization to create actionable insights from our data.

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08Oct
October 13, 2016: Cost and Value in K-12 Education
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Core questions:

  • What is educational value? What is the value proposition for charter, district and private schools?
  • What are the biggest components of the cost and how do costs vary between public, private and charter schools?
  • What cost centers generate the most and least educational value?
  • What schools or districts would you hold up as role models for achieving great educational value for their cost?
  • What are the greatest opportunities for advancing educational value and/or reducing educational cost?
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